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[pahl-suh] /ˈpɑl sə/

noun, plural palsen
[pahl-suh n] /ˈpɑl sən/ (Show IPA). Geology.
a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and arctic areas.


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